SC RF Cavity Technology (SRF)


The SRF section is in charge of superconducting RF related activities within the RF group. In particular this comprises:

  • As equipment owner, participate in the exploitation of superconducting RF cavity systems in CERN’s accelerators
  • Centralize the RF design of superconducting cavities for accelerator upgrades and new machines.
  • Closely collaborate with specialist engineering and technical groups in cavity mechanical design, cavity fabrication, cavity surface preparation and treatments.
  • Assist in the design and construction of cavity ancillaries and cryostats.
  • Study the properties of superconducting materials in RF fields and contribute to the global effort of improving SRF cavity performance and reliability.
  • Maintain and upgrade superconducting RF facilities at CERN.
  • Carry out RF testing and measurement of superconducting cavities throughout the production process and perform the final testing of bare cavities at cryogenic temperatures.
  • Conceive and develop specialist diagnostics facilities.
  • In collaboration with other groups, coordinate and carry out tests of cryo-modules and commissioning of SRF systems in CERN’s accelerators.
  • Provide specialist support to international efforts and collaborations within the SRF community.